Heart-Protecting Probiotics

Good Health Lifestyles Research Roundup

The Study Abstract: Lactobacillus plantarum DR7 Reduces Cholesterol via Phosphorylation of AMPK That Down-regulated the mRNA Expression of HMG-CoA Reductase. Hypercholesterolemia is one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The use of lactobacilli probiotics to reduce blood cholesterol levels have been extensively reported. However, more information is needed to evaluate the possible mechanisms involved and to identify possible …

Andrographis for Optimal Health

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Let’s be real: should you trust a supplement that touts itself as an “all-in-one health solution,” boasting everything from the ability to protect your cardiovascular system to relieving the symptoms of the common cold? Surprisingly, the answer is yes—at least when that supplement is andrographis. Andrographis may be the most powerful botanical you’ve never heard of. Though it’s been a …

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

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Brush, floss, rinse: Three simple steps that are supposed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Yet, reality paints a far different picture. According to the National Institutes of Health, most adults show signs of both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It’s so serious that two-thirds of middle-aged Americans have lost at least one tooth to …